Consider the following comparisons of United States’ Senate and India’s Rajya Sabha:
1. While seats in Rajya Sabha are allocated on population basis, seats in Senate are allocated on geographical area basis
2. While Rajya Sabha in India has 12 nominated members, Senate in US has no nominated members
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
First statement is incorrect because in United States, the states are given equal representation in senate irrespective of population or geographical area. There are 50 states and each state as 2 members in Senate. Second statement is correct because American Senate has no nominated members.
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